Saturday, August 3, 2013

pretty tins hold unknown treasures...

i have quite a few tins where i store things but it's been so long that i've opened them that i had no idea what i would find inside. one had  all the fabric and instructions for a miniature wedding ring quilt. looks like i only managed one block and gave up...too many tiny pieces, i imagine. i don't really remember. the second tin revealed lots of crochet and knitted samples. i might be able to use some of those...if i remember where they are once the tin is closed. and the third tin, which is my favorite, with the piano keys, was empty. so i will have to find something to put in there. how about you? do you have hidden treasures?

hidden treasures revealed

i finished another long strip on the pink and white cloth i've been working on. it measures 6" x 20". i'm about 2/3 finished so not much more to go.

lots of stitching on this one

the words will be hidden in that little pocket
and this week, Karen Ruane showed us how she makes her pin pillows so i made a little one that is now tied onto my sewing machine so there will be a place for the pins i remove as i'm sewing.

my pin pillow tied onto my sewing machine. it measures 2" x 4"
 click on the images for close-ups.

it's been a good week for me. hope it's been a good one for you as well.

19 comments:

Coach Tina said...

I love the tiny wedding ring quilt. If it needs a quilter and a home, I am willing to adopt.

Nancy said...

I love the treasures you've found! I too find things stashed everywhere...even found a tin I had bought cause it was so pretty!

Jeannie said...

Your pin pillow is so beautiful, as is your wrapping cloth. I love how the petals play among the stitches. Tins - one of my weakness. The others are old suitcases and wooden boxes. I label almost everything, but sometimes I forget what my coded words mean. It is like going through a good vintage store when I start digging. Things bought for one project get moved to the pile for a new project. The wedding ring quilt is so pretty. Maybe with your new glasses you will find you like it again? If not, don't worry. When Mom was cleaning out, she handed me a box. Inside was the pattern and fabric for a double wedding ring quilt that my Gram had started right before she died. The fabric was scraps from her clothing and clothing she had made for us (1940's-70's). Hard to image a 40's fabric next to the pop art fabric from my sister's dresses. :) Enjoy time with your treasures.

deanna7trees said...

the wedding ring quilt (to be) has been adopted by Tina.

Jane Galley said...

How exciting to find treasures like that, and I'm so happy the little quilt has been adopted to be completed. Hope you have another lovely week

blandina said...

I moved twice in the last years and I have some unopened boxes in my cellar, evidently stuff that I do not need but I am sure it will be like finding a treasure when I finally sort them. How interesting the little pouch with words, I was considering making something similar in a very near future.

karen said...

Oh Tina, no pressure!!! Your pin pillow is delightful Deanna, I love it. As for tins, probably too many of them here but they all contain things I just can't throw away.

patricia said...

i do have treasures stashed here and there--mostly in the basement--and it's always such a delight to come across them, intentionally or otherwise. always met with an "oooooooooooooooooooohhhhhhhh yes."

Anita said...

Lovely treasures but I like the tins more than the treasures. I think the entire craft community must be having hidden (forgotten)treasures somewhere in their home .My wedding ring block is still an UFO:( Your pin pillow is gorgeous and I think it'll serve the purpose much better than my machine caddy with a small pin pillow.

deanna7trees said...

i couldn't remember where i got that idea for the pin cushion but now i remember. it was over on Peggy's blog. here's the link where she posted it.
http://womanwithwingsblog.blogspot.com/2013/07/polka-dot-pincushion.html

Mo Crow said...

love your treasure tins and the pin pillow! I was wondering why there was scrathces on the waist of my old hand cranked Singer 99K until a friend explained that was where an old sock was wrapped to put the pins, your solution is much prettier!

liniecat said...

What great fun lol Maybe you should tuck more goodies in them each and hide them away again, to refind years from now!
if you remember lol
delightful pin pad too...so pretty

Nat Palaskas said...

Oh yes, I'm a tin person too. Like you I forget what I stored in them. It's like opening a treasure boxes when I get back to them! I love your little pin pillow by the sewing machine. I think I need one of those - Hugs Nat

neki desu said...

adorable!

handstories said...

Hidden words! Love that.
I'm digging out my basement, finding all kinds of treasures and trash. It seems endless. All kinds of started projects, i.e. three dresses that I never finished & now don't fit, etc.

Rachel said...

Well, if I have hidden treasures, they are still hidden! Glad you've had such a good week!

montana joe said...

ha! i love old tins and boxes and suitcases and such! almost as much as i love digging through them and remembering what i have forgotten about their secrets! what treasures you have found!

love your pin cushion. had similar thoughts as the sweet ol' crow about it as i, too, have an old hand crank bearing the scars of such a cushion. i wonder if a stiff bit of leather might be installed within, or beneath, to offer protection?

underatopazsky said...

The pin pillow is adorable! My sewing stuff is put away in so many different places that I'm constantly finding things I'd forgotten I had. One of the reasons I don't put it all together. Rediscovery is a joy. :o)

deemallon said...

you too huh? finding projects you don't even really remember working on?!! I like the pin pillow, too. Nice use of lace scraps.

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